Hong Kong: ‘Carrie Lam has to withdraw bill’ – BBC Newsnight
As pressure mounts on the city’s chief executive, a former opposition leader calls for a public apology.
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Protests against an extradition bill continued in Hong Kong over the weekend, with organisers claiming two million people were on the city’s streets. Authorities say it was around 300,000.
Emily Lau, a pro-democracy campaigner and former leader of the Democratic Party, tells Newsnight that Carrie Lam, the territory’s chief executive, must apologise publicly and withdraw the bill.
Our International editor Gabriel Gatehouse, who was in Hong Kong reporting from the protests, joins Mark Urban in the studio.
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